Tag: death

The Eternity of Life

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When I was younger, I remembered this quote from a passage of Nichiren Daishonin’s writings: “One should first study death before all other matters.” Perhaps death isn’t a very cheerful matter to delve into, but I did this in college with another book on Buddhism, “Unlocking the Mysteries of Birth and Death: A Buddhist View […]

Magic In the Moonlight

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I saw Woody Allen’s new film Magic In the Moonlight this past week with my mom when I visited my parents in Colorado. The movie was funny, charming and a little silly, but the one line that struck me the most was Colin Firth’s lament about death and unhappiness. Firth’s character Stanley complains bitterly, “I’m a […]

What Is the Greatest Tragedy in Life?

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 The greatest tragedy in life is not to die, it is to live as if dead.   – Daisaku Ikeda I feel as if the voices are receding farther and farther away – from me, from my own life, from my family and from my husband. I still hear them here and there, in bits and […]

Death I am not afraid of, but life is to be lived!

I’ve decided that the main reason why I have difficulty talking to other people and speaking up in groups (even small groups) is fear. I am also very self-conscious, but I think self-consciousness is fear of what other people think about me – even if I’m just saying hello to a cashier at a grocery […]